Casa Grande Kiwanis Invitational
Neysia Howard (Tucson Magnet, Sr.) will be compete in the 100m, 200m, Long Jump and anchor the Lady Badgers 4x400m Relay. She's already ranked 2nd in the State for 100m and 3rd for 200m, but has yet to qualify for State in the Long Jump. She will hope to check that off her list tomorrow at the Kiwanis Invitational in Casa Grande.
Other favorites in the field events will include, AZ #1 ranked Long Jumper Jamarye Joiner (Cienega, Sr.) and Carlan Naisant (Marcos De Niza, Sr.) ranked US #5 for the Javelin. Carlan is the pioneer athlete for the Javelin as the State is officially scoring the event this season. Will he elevate his standard of 204' from Chandler Rotary toworrow?
For the distance events, southern Arizona heavy hitters Tony Mar-y-El Torres (Ironwood Ridge, Sr.) and Thomas Leitner (Rincon University, Sr.) will face off in the 1600m run. Tony has won the 1600m Saunders Montague Desert Classic, the Desert Tune-Up, and took 1st in his heat of the Boys 1600 at Chandler. At Rotary, Leitner was able to edge out Torres in the 800m by a second. How will they fair tomorrow evening in Casa Grande?
Best of luck and safe travels to all attending and competing in the Kiwanis Invitational tomorrow!
Heat and Flight Sheets on the next page!